NYIT Award Winners 2018: Off-Off Broadway’s Finest

Follies at the Astoria Performing Arts Center was a big winner in the 14th annual New York Innovative Theater Awards, which celebrates the best of the city’s independent theater  — aka Off-Off Broadway. The New Ohio Theater got lots of love too. Below is the complete list of winners.

Follies at Astoria Performing Arts Center

Click here for a list of all the 2018 NYIT Award nominees

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
Follies, Astoria Performing Arts Center

(cast ranges from ages 10 to 80)

Denali Bennett, Victoria Bundonis, LaDonna Burns, Denise DeMars, Tia DeShazor, Susan Cohen DeStefano, Christine Donnelly, Andrea Dotto, Dan Entriken, Jonathan Fluck, Spencer Hansen, James Harter, Marcie Henderson, Greg Horton, Kathleen LaMagna, Andrea McCullough, Sharae Moultrie, Ben Northrup, Rusty Riegelman, Bruce Sabath, Carolyn Seiff, Cliff Sellers, Lauren Alice Smith, Lucy Sorlucco, Tina Stafford, Noah Virgile, Mandarin Wu

OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Valerie Redd
You / Emma, Wandering Bark Theatre Company in association with IRT Theater
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE
Todd Ritch
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 5th Floor Theatre Company
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE
LaDonna Burns
Follies,Astoria Performing Arts Center
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE
Ryan McCurdy
Greencard Wedding, Goode Productions
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE
Maggie Low
Chickens in the Yard, Adjusted Realists
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY/MOVEMENT
Sara Brians
Follies, Astoria Performing Arts Center
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR
Mark Lewis
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Sea Dog Theater
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Stacey Boggs
AMP, Goode Productions
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN
Jennifer A. Jacob
Follies, Astoria Performing Arts Center
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Maruti Evans
Precious Little Talent, Shea Delves Productions
OUTSTANDING INNOVATIVE DESIGN
Lisa Renkel
for Projection Design
Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home, Poetic Theater Productions
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC
Julian Kytasty, Serhiy Zhadan, & The Dogs
1917-2017:Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs, Yara Arts Group in association with La MaMa Experimental Theatre  Club
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SHORT SCRIPT
Joseph Hefner
Agency, The Company Ink in association with Michael Johnson
Where You From? What You Been? at Liberation Arts Collective

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL FULL-LENGTH SCRIPT

Eric Avilés
Where You From? What You Be About?, Liberation Arts Collective
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE ART PRODUCTION
Soot and Spit
Our Voices Theater in association with New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
1917-2017:Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs
Yara Arts Group in association with LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club
The Snow Queen from Blessed Unrest at New Ohio
OUTSTANDING PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF A PLAY
The Snow Queen
Blessed Unrest in association with New Ohio Theater
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Sea Dog Theater
CAFFÉ CINO FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Peculiar Works Project
ELLEN STEWART AWARD
Fractured Atlas
ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mia Katigbak
DORIC WILSON INDEPENDENT PLAYWRIGHTS AWARD
Gina Femia
OUTSTANDING STAGE MANAGER
Amy Marin
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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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